The second event on the 2012 GSS is fast approaching and competitors are encouraged to enter the event via the online registration at http://ibaworldtour.com/registration/
The Box Pro will take place from March 26th till April 4th with the two-day trials at Gas bay (March26-27)
The cut off date for online entries is Friday 23rd March at 7pm (WADST) however there will be a last minute check in for late entries at the Knights Tavern (40 Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River, WA, 6285 Western Australia Map)
Entries received after March 23rd will lose ALL seeding rights and go into the first round of the trials
The Box Pro is also the first stop on the IBA Australasia National Tour and will offer the maximum 3 Star points in the “Dual-rated” contest.
Wildcards Brad Hughes, Chad Jackson & Nick Omerod will join the Top 24 and 8 trialists in the new 32 man “Showdown” draw.
This will be the first time that the IBA unveil its brand new format that features 4, 3 & 2 man heats as well as 2 Non-elimination rounds.
IBA World Tour, tour manager Terry McKenna explains
“This is a great format that was designed and approved by some of the worlds top riders. Its got everything that the spectators and competitors love and the R4 non-elimination round will allow riders to explore the boundaries of progressive riding” he said.
Defending champion and long-time local Ryan Hardy has been keeping an eye on the charts and says that the infamous right reef is starting to light up leading into the event window.
“The Box is just starting to show signs of life over the last few weeks with a few good days. Its this period of the year that it fires and that’s why the event was scheduled in this time frame” said Hardy.